This is the second part of the gift post to prepare at home. They are small details full of love that involve dedicating what is most valuable these days, our time, in someone.

You can use them to leave them on the plate on Christmas Eve, or to give away that person you want to have a special detail with.

I love to bring them as a gift when I go to dinner at someone's house and of course as a special detail at Christmas. Because no gift has the magic of what is made at home with love.

So today we're going to prepare three other gifts with very easy ingredients that we all have at home. Started!


For red fruit sugar

  • 3 tablespoons dried or freeze-dried blueberries and raspberries
  • 3 tbser lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 325g sugar

For the herb salt

  • 200g salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives

For the cookie preparation jar (1 jar of 1 liter capacity)

  • 200g wholemeal pellet flour or plain flour
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g of oat flakes
  • 170g chopped dark chocolate
  • 50g chopped walnuts


For the herb salt. Crush the fresh herbs. mix on a tray with the salt and let dry overnight on the countertop uncovered. We do NOT use the oven because it is not necessary.

You can use your favorite herb.

For the sugar of raspberries and blueberries, crush the fruits with the help of a coffee grinder or in a cooking robot.

Preheat oven to 70 degrees.

Mix the sugar with the fruits, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix well taking care that all the sugar is covered.

Place a baking paper on a baking sheet. Pour the sugar mixture over the tray and bake for 30 minutes. Allow the tray to cool in the closed oven.

For the cookie mix, it is important to prepare all the ingredients in separate bowls so that you can add them to the jar in the most beautiful order according to the colors.

Mix flour, salt and baking soda.

Fill the cookie jar in this order:

  • first the flour
  • then the brown sugar
  • now oatmeal
  • then the white sugar
  • nuts
  • and finally the chocolate chopped with a knife

We close the jar and decorate it. Now you have to write a note with the recipe.

You have to write a note with the recipe as follows. This note can be written on a handy paper that is how it looks prettier. You can put it on or on or stick it with a little loop on the boat.

Ingredients to add:

  • 170 g salted butter that is not hot
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • the puree of a large ripe banana (or one more egg with 2 tablespoons of flour)


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Mix all the wet ingredients in a bowl until the mixture is even and smooth.

Add the jar ingredients and mix well.

Prepare the baking trays by placing a baking paper on it. Using a spoon to make ice cream balls, make balls of dough and place them on the baking trays about 4 cm away between them.

Bake banana, chocolate and walnut cookies for about 11 minutes until well browned. Place on a rack and allow to cool completely

Tips and Tricks

You can make a recipe for cookies but also for muffins or brownie. Just alternate the colors of the ingredients.

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